AP® Exam FAQs
Fall Exam Order Deadline: October 25, 2019
Spring Exam Order Deadline: February 28, 2020
How do I place an AP® exam order?
STEP 1: Activate your exam – Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you receive from your teacher for each of your subjects.
College Board profiles are the same accounts used to order SAT exams, or to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one (see below for tips.)
Students will obtain a Join Code (access code) from their Karns HS AP® Course teachers. Join Codes for the MyAP Site are subject, teacher and class period specific.
Once the student has joined the online AP Class group, they will be prompted to complete the MyAP Registration Profile pages.
Students enrolled in courses that commence in the SPRING Semester, will be able to register and activate the exam by completing the Join Step once the course commences.
⇒For yearlong and Fall Courses, complete the Join Code step by October 25, 2019.
⇒For Spring Courses, complete the Join Code step by February 28, 2020.
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit fees for AP Exams” below and submit your fees.
Payment for exams may be done via credit card or debit card, OR by mailing in a check or money order. There will be an online payment fee of 3% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online registration form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form.
⇒For yearlong and Fall courses, exam fees are due by October 25, 2019. A penalty fee will be charged between October 26 and November 1 of $40 per exam.
⇒For Spring courses, exam fees are due by February 28, 2019. No late payment submission in the Spring.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by November 1, 2019 to activate the exam order corresponding to a yearlong or Fall course. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by November 1, 2019 means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by February 28, 2020 to activate the exam order corresponding to a SPRING course. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the February 28, 2020 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
Starting in August 2019, College Board has launched a new system that all students join if enrolled in an AP® Course. The MyAP system provides students a variety of excellent, College Board vetted FREE resources to apply to their AP Course and AP® exam preparation. In addition, students will now JOIN the AP ®Group and complete the Registration Profile section on the MyAP website to enable custom printing of AP® exam barcode labels for each student for exam day.
Tips for setting up your College Board Profile on MyAP:
– Use an email address that you will have access to throughout high school AND university
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
– Enter your school student ID number to assist your school in reporting your attendance to the exam to your school AND help identify errors in names.
I can’t access my College Board Profile account or am not sure I have one. What do I do?
The College Board Profile is the same account used to access your past years’ AP® scores, PSAT® scores, and SAT® scores. Do not create a new one! Each student should have only ONE unique account. If you are unable to access the account, try using the ‘Forget Password?’ link on http://myap.collegeboard.org OR email firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 888-225-5427 for assistance.
Where do I get the Join Code to complete the join step on the MyAP site?
Join Codes are subject, teacher, and period specific. Please see your AP® teacher ASAP to complete the step by November 1, 2020 for the Fall registration period, and between February 3-February 28 for the Spring registration period.
Why can’t I receive the Join Code for my Spring classes/exams early? Why do I need to wait until February?
College Board research shows that early commitment to the exam does mean greater levels of student success. HOWEVER, that means early commitment ‘within the class.’ For courses that do not commence until January or even February, College Board has a special Spring deadline, with no penalty fees, specifically for students enrolled in these courses. This allows students a chance to see the course syllabus, speak with the teacher, and preview the content.
What if I miss the Fall October 25 deadline to submit fees?
A penalty fee of $40 per exam will automatically be applied to any payments submitted between October 26 and November 1. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the October 25 deadline.
Any exam that is activated on MyAP on November 2, 2019 and does not have the corresponding fees submitted will automatically be cancelled.
What if I missed the Spring February 28 deadline to submit my exam fees? What do I do?
It is crucial to meet the February 28 deadline. Due to the Spring timeline, there is no late payment submission and exam ordering period in the Spring.
Any exam that is activated on MyAP on February 29, 2020 and does not have the corresponding fees submitted will automatically be cancelled.
How do I submit the exam fees?
Payment for exams may be done via credit card or debit card, OR by mailing in a check or money order. There will be an online payment fee of 3% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online deposit form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline for the Fall registration period to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 21, 2019.
Can I cancel my exam?
Exam cancellations and refunds are not possible. Please select carefully.
Can I change when I take the exam?
Exam times are set by The College Board. Note that AP® Exams must be taken only at the times established by The College Board. Exams administered by KHS will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board: CLICK HERE.
Is there financial aid available for the 2020 AP® exams?
Fee reductions are possible for qualifying students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee reduction, please submit the AP® Fee Waiver Application Form (Linked here) to Ms. Donnell, KHS Testing Coordinator. Once eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that will reduce the price of the exam(s) on the registration form to the appropriate amount.
To review the family income eligibility guidelines set by College Board please click HERE.
What if I get sick and can’t make the exam?
There are provisions for students who become sick or injured during or right before testing. In case of such an emergency, please contact your AP® Coordinator at your school IMMEDIATELY. A doctor’s note will be required. IMMEDIATE contact – if ill on the day of the scheduled exam – is crucial due to the deadlines involved in ordering make up materials.
KHS Testing Coordinator, Lyndsey Donnell, Room 118, email@example.com
Where do I report for my exams?
Please click on the AP Exam Locations link below for exam day information.
- AP® Exam Calendar 2020
- AP® Exam Site Security Regulations
- AP® Exam Day Information
- AP® Exam Locations
- Submit fees for AP® Exams